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Number of Reviews: 81
Average Rating: 7.2 / 10
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Special formula for extreme cold weather use.
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MrClark Monday, December 22nd, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
I haven't used any other winter balls, but Evils and Marbs are pretty good as long as they are not being used when it is colder than 40 degrees Farenheit.
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom with Dye Ultralight 14"
Recommended
Barrels:
Dye Ultralight, Armson Stealth, anything really, even the flatline for Tippmanns.
Strengths: Hard shell, gun won't chop balls, even in the cold. Bright fill
Weaknesses: None
Review: I started paintballing in the winter, so I was born using Polar Ice, if you know what I mean.

Polar Ice work amazing, especially in the winter, even in Wisconsin where it can get pretty cold. I remember paintballing last year with them when it was below zero and my friends and I could hardly move we had so much clothing on, yet they still worked perfectly fine, even when everyone else's balls were chopping in their guns and freezing up.

They are doing their work this year too, and guess what; almost no one was using balls other than Polar Ice when my friends and I paintballed the other day, when it was around 30 degrees Farenheit outside. And the only people who were not using them had rough problems; I made off with a friend's two hopper fulls of balls that were smashed just from bouncing around on each other. I did manage to save around 350 of those balls by wiping them down that night ;-)
Conclusion: Polar Ice is the best paint you can buy if you play in the winter. Period.

10/10 if you are playing in the winter, and even pretty good if it is not cold outside.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Mossberg500 Saturday, December 13th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
PMI paint
Marker Setup: Gloss Black 98 custom(painted)
16 inch Armson Stealth
Double Trigger
Clear Dye Stickies
Recommended
Barrels:
Armson Stealth
Custom Products
Strengths: Great in cold
Don't break in gun but on impact.
Cool colors
Weaknesses: They can be expensive.
Review: These paintballs are great if you play in cold weather. Never had a problem with them at all. They fly good and break on impact. You really only need these if you play in cold weather, like the name says. But if it wasn't for these I don't think i would play in the cold at all. Other wise the paintballs would be breaking all the time and it wouldn't be worth playing.
Conclusion: Great paint for cold weather. I recommend this paint for anyone that plays in cold weather.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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fishyman1212 Saturday, November 8th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
PMI Premuims
Marker Setup: Piranha STS G3
Boomy
12v Revvy
Aci 4 stage expansion chamber
shocktech long drop forward
CP asa on/off adapter
microline
Recommended
Barrels:
the most important thing is a good paint barrel match
the barrel is mostly up to u but i would reccomend something like an all american or a boomstick
Strengths: Bright color fills
work in colder temperatures
Weaknesses: none
Review: Out of every paintball type that i have used this is most definatly the best. i have used then in the summer and they seem to work just as good. personally i dont think that they are expensive. after my bad time with useing premuims, they broke about 1 every 150 shots, but that isnt that bad. it was mainly due to my bolt. i have almost finished my first case and i would say i have only broken about 15 and those were mainly chops due to my hopper not feeding fast enough.
Conclusion: I am going to give this product a 10 because its the best paint that i have every used
Rating:
10 out of 10
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papaintballer15 Saturday, October 4th, 2003
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Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
other rps and pmi brand paint, jt,draxxus, and basically all other cheaper brand of paint...
Marker Setup: 68classic
14" All American
Smart Parts green wooden grips
Recommended
Barrels:
J&J ceramic
Strengths: doesnt freeze, fill really bright, shell is thick
Weaknesses: didnt find any except, cant get till fall and winter months...
Review: The paintballs work perfectly in the J&J ceramic, its the perfect ball for the perfect barrel. I was amazed by how accurate and consistant the paint and barrel worked. I bought 1000 rnds and had to save 250 just bc they worked so nice i wanted to keep using them. Price can get a little high i think i payed like 16.99 a bag of 500. But for how excellant they worked it was worth it, the bright green showed up on everythign and every1, and after gettin pelted by a few of these people were calling their selves out instead of staying in.
Conclusion: The best of the best for the colder months of using paint. Works like a dream with the ceramic, bright thick fill, thick shell, wont break in barrel or guns, breaks on contact every time.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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PBcrawler Thursday, March 6th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
2 years0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
well, nothing "winter grade", but I've used Diablo (Draxxus) paint, ZAP (terrible), etc. But I like to stick with RPS El Tigre and All-Star when it is warm.
Marker Setup: WGP Autococker, J&J Edge series 14in. Barrel set, Revolution Loader (w/ X-board), N2, Delrin Bolt, Hinge Trigger frame, an Orracle Safety (enables you to shorten the trigger pull), And a P&P Drop Forward.
Recommended
Barrels:
J&J edge series, etc. NO STOCK BARRELS!!!!, cause let's face it,stock is never the "best"
Strengths: I love this paint because I live in Mich. and it gets real cold here in the winter, So I can't just shoot any type of paint. Polar Ice is the only thing that I shoot in the winter, believe me, I have tried others (what a mess). Thick Shell, Thick Fill, all around good,except.....................
Weaknesses: This paint is soo inaccurate, flat spots, dimple's, you name it!!! It used to be soo much better last year!!!! I am losing faith in Polar Ice, It's not so much that I am breaking paint in my barrel, but I mean these things fly every which- way. This is the ONLY RPS paint that I have had problems with. Not to mention the price, $80 a case, for this, you must be joking. For that price this stuff ought to shoot itself (accurately). Maybe this year the quality control has gone down, but c'mon, I'd be embarrassed to put my name on this paint, and charge soo much for it.
Conclusion: OK, with that said, This paint is really my only choice for winter paintball, just because it doesn't break in my barrel too often. Like I said, last year it seemed to be better. Price Sux, ought to be cheaper with this kinda quality. Maybe I've been paying too much for it, but I still expect way more from RPS. So I guess that if it's your only choice go for it. But expect to shoot twice or three times as many balls to hit someone, besides an occasional teamate. I honestly think that I'm gonna try that "Arctic Inferno" IT"S UP TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Rating:
5 out of 10
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shoemanshoe Monday, March 3rd, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
1 year7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
I use mainly RPS Premiums, or Marbalizers, but will use field paint when it is required (usually Diablo at my local field)
Marker Setup: Tippmann Pro/Carbine
Lapco Bigshot 12"
Airtipps rear stock
32 degrees remote
HPA system
Recommended
Barrels:
Anything non-stock, but even my stock barrels work well with them
Strengths: This is by far the best paint you can use for outdoor winter play. Just yesterday we went out (I live in WI) and I used Polar Ice, and I had no breaks or problems whatsoever. They are heavier than most balls, so they will actually fly straighter to some degree.
Weaknesses: Not for use during summer, they are a hard shell and will sting if you get hit. You also increase the chance of breaks during warm weather. Use these balls only if the temp is under 40-50 degrees. I have seen breaks in the tippmann flatlines which can be annoying.
Conclusion: Overall, you should not have any problems with this paint. RPS guarantees every paintball that comes out of their factories, so if you do see some dimples or scars, let them know, they will replace it for you. The people who have problems with these might have left them in a car overnight or didn't take care of them, which would explain the dimples/seams showing. Have your local store check all your bags of paint before you buy them. Look for breaks in the bag or other inconsistencies before you buy. Easiest way to not get ripped off. Some stores have a bad practice of loading too many cases on top of each other or just throwing them onto the shelf. Just make sure your paint looks OK before buying.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Steveboy Saturday, February 8th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
Zap(not good for winter)
Brass eagle(poorest balls ever)
RPS Big Ball(good)
Marker Setup: Spyder Shutter with: 20oz Pure Energy Co2 Tank, 32* venturi bolt(not 2nd generation), 32* low pressure chamber, dye sticky grips, 32* Carbon fiber barrel, Crosman red dot sight
Recommended
Barrels:
anythink but stock barrels
Strengths: These Balls are very good for winter, they almost never bust in my barrel or my friends barrels. People who use zap or other summer balls at the fields i go to have to clean their barrel about every ten shot. They are nice bright neon colors so you can see when you hit someone and they are all almost always round but you do find the odd dimple in them.
Weaknesses: They are a bit more expensive than other balls but worth it for the winter play
Conclusion: These are great balls for playing in winter or cold temps. They cost a bit more but still are not too expansive for rps balls. I am told that 23* team colors winter fill are better and i do bust the odd ball so they arn't perfect.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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NPG Monday, January 20th, 2003
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Period of
Product Use:
4 years3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
RPS Marbilizer (good)
RPS All Star (good)
Diablo Inferno (good)
Marker Setup: Spyder (OLD 1998 model, no Low pressure setup)
Benchmark Exp. Chamber
Benchmark double trigger
DYE 14" Boomstick
VL 9v Revolution
Recommended
Barrels:
dunno...
Strengths: - Hard for the cold weather
- large, bright fill (hard to wipe, could stain)
Weaknesses: Okay, I've used Polar Ice since I've started playing whenever I got cold here in Indiana. I've always liked how they were hard for the cold weather and you couldn't bust them in your barrel.

....but now....

since this winter started, I've went back to the polar ices....they worked better than the other brands in the winter......

Then yesterday (1/19/03) the temperature dipped below 25 degrees.....

....then the so called "winter balls" were growing dimples, the seams were showing easily, balls were breaking, accuracy was average AT BEST, and everybody complained about how frail the balls were.

Cold weather paintballs? Only if you consider 40 degrees cold....
Conclusion: It's false advertising for those who live in the northern states.....

They used to be good until this years batch....what the hell happened?

I've never seen paintballs with large seams like this that didn't have the "Brass Eagle" name attached to them

Not buying these again unless RPS makes them with a higher quality shell like the dull shell they use with the marbs and the all stars, only harder and better for temps below 32....

maybe it was because I didn't use Low pressure air........but some of us rec-ballers can't afford that......

I expect more from a paintball designed for "extreme, cold weather use"
Rating:
4 out of 10
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PbReviewerX Monday, January 13th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
pmi premium, bigball, Diablo...
Marker Setup: Spyder Shutter
Recommended
Barrels:
viewloader, cp, boomstick
Strengths: These paintballs work well in cold weather. They break on target, and don't chop easily.
Weaknesses: no performance problems, i was very happy with the cold weather performance. a LITTLE more expensive than normal paint, but worth the cold weather performance.
Conclusion: I would reccomend these to anyone that paintballs in cold weather. These paintballs arent made for warm weather, so don't judge them by warm weather performance!
Rating:
10 out of 10
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shutta Sunday, January 12th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
zap , not sure what kind, field paint.
Marker Setup: shutter with14" boomstick
Recommended
Barrels:
boomstick, don't get it longer then 14", its pretty much a waste of wieght
Strengths: good for playihng in cold wheather. i was playing with 6 of my freinds in a backyard and it was 20 degrees F. The paintballs worked perfectly, not one broke in my barrel/ chop, out of 1,200 shots. never found that they didn't break on target.
Weaknesses: nothing, just use them in cold wheather, thats what they are meant for.
Conclusion: get them, i got em for 60 bucks, good deal to me.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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